Hagen, Oskar von dem, born 13-04-1886 in Annaburg, Sachsen, joined the Army on 22-03-1902, age 16, as a Fähnrich in the 153rd
Infantry Regiment. He was transferred to the 1st
Flying Battalion on 01-07-1913. He ends the first war as the group leader of Flying 3. He remains in the new Reichswehr
, retired and entered again the Army Service, as a Supplemental Officer, on 31-03-1934. Hagen is the commander of the 376th
Infantry Regiment at the beginning of World War II, on 01-09-1939 and is killed as an Oberst on the Western Front near Ossendrecht in the Netherlands, (see Abou
t) on 17-05-1940. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor. His dog tag said: EKM nummer: – 52 – Stab Infanterie-Regiment 376.
He died at the age of 57 and was first buried in Goes, but he was reburied on the large German war cemetery of Ysselsteyn, 32.000 graves. His close neighbour is the first killed/scalped German General during Operation Market Garden, near Oosterbeek. General der Infanterie, Friedrich Kussin.
Von dem Hagen was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight’s Cross
on 02-03-1944. Also buried there the personalities, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 526th Reserve-Division
, Kurt Schmidt
Oberleutnant with 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 Paul Gildner
, Major, Kommandeur III./N.J.G. 1
, Egmond Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld
, Major, Kommandeur I./N.J.G. 100
, Heinrich Prinz zur Sayn Wittgenstein, Oberleutnant with I./ZG 76, 24 victories, Helmut Woltersdorf
and Oberleutnant in the 26th Jagdgeschwader , Air Fighter Squadron, Karl Willius.